Originally Posted by y.f.s.
His first step isn't slow, he just sometimes reacts slow off the snap. The actual movement is very fast.
This is where i'm at, both with Montgomery and Carradine, but Motgomery is CONSISTENTLY slow off the snap, while Carradine is very inconsistent, about half the time he gets off the ball well.
The one guy Carradine actually reminds me of (who's got a similar play style to suggs) is Aldon Smith (who IMO is a tad overrated because he depends on J Smith so heavily). When Carradine struggles it because he doesn't use his length like he should and lets OT's get into his pads. With Carradine, i see a bigtime power rusher, who's very good with his hands and very good turning the corner. His burst isn't elite, but its good, and he gets to the OT quicker because of his long arms.
I think he can play standing up, as long as he's asked to rush much more than drop and can play some with his hand in the dirt.
Like Smith, i think he really should be eased into the league, let him be a situational rusher his first year or maybe even 2, and go from there.
I really want him on the Chargers' now that i've started watching him more, he would be a great compliment to Ingram and we could get him in the 2nd round.